Essential William James

Prometheus Books (2011)
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The Essential William James covers the primary topics for which James is still closely studied: the nature of experience, the functions of the mind, the criteria for knowledge, the definition of “truth,” the ethical life, and the religious life. His notable terms, still resonating in their respective fields, are all covered here, from “stream of consciousness” and “pure experience” to the “will to believe,” the “cash-value of truth,” and the distinction between the religiously “healthy soul” and the “sick soul.” This volume’s eighteen selections receive the bulk of the attention and citation from scholars, provide excellent coverage of core topics, and have a broad appeal across many academic disciplines.
Keywords Pragmatism  Psychology Philosophy  Religion Philosophy  Ethics, Modern
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Call number B945.J21 2011
ISBN(s) 9781616144401   9781616144395
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